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Habanos Cohibas

Last post 04-29-2013, 8:08 AM by blurr. 45 replies.
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  • Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 11:59 AM

    First post and dumb question.

    I bought a box of 25 of these in the Dominican Republic (still here) for a friend, now a former friend. He doesn't want them now because he says they're too much money. I have no idea but I think I got a good deal according to others. The box is sealed with a stamp. The store won't take them back, or, rather they will with a 1000 peso ($40) penalty. My question is can I sell them in the US? Should I bite the bullet and pay the $40 penalty? I'm hesitant to dispute the charge because international credit card rules generally don't side with the consumer, at least that's my experience. I'll be back next week. Thanks, glenn
  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 12:07 PM

    Pictures will help...... Welcome to the forum
  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 12:18 PM

    i say take the penalty and tell jackazz he owes u!
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  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 12:18 PM

    I don't know why you would not be able to sell them in the US. Might not be worth your time, though. Why not keep em and smoke em?

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  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 12:20 PM

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    Pictures will help definitely. If they are the Cuban type, definitely can't be sold in the US (legally ahem). Taking a 40 dollar cut on a box of Cohibas isn't much. Getting a good deal on cohibas, thats a bit in the "you may have fakes" category. Anyways post up some pics for us, so we can give you some suggestions. If they are of the "forbidden fruit" type, you won't have any trouble finding someone in the US to pay well above your cost to help you move them to a new home. Just can't do it legally, if you know what we mean.

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  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 1:22 PM

    blurr:
    Pictures will help definitely. If they are the Cuban type, definitely can't be sold in the US (legally ahem). Taking a 40 dollar cut on a box of Cohibas isn't much. Getting a good deal on cohibas, thats a bit in the "you may have fakes" category. Anyways post up some pics for us, so we can give you some suggestions. If they are of the "forbidden fruit" type, you won't have any trouble finding someone in the US to pay well above your cost to help you move them to a new home. Just can't do it legally, if you know what we mean.
    Yeah... I wouldn't raise too much of a fuss with credit card company's either (You are from the U.S., correct?) That's a good way to receive a letter from the U.S. treasury threatening you aka you're caught!

    As mentioned, a U.S. citizen cannot legally buy, trade for, receive for free, sell, or have in their possession anything cuban, no matter where it is bought/received (Unless you're a Cuban/American who I believe there are exceptions for)

    So be smart.

    Don't Habano's have a verification code on the seal? You go to the Habanos web site, type it in, see if it's legit, and if the product that it links to that unique code is in fact the cigars you have in your possession. Instant verification.
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  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 1:41 PM

    The store came recommended by several people so I have to believe they're the real deal. [notwithstanding the penalty they want to charge.] A box of 25 cost $225.

    I won't smoke 'em myself because I hear it's no good for my health. Haha, I just made a zillion enemies here. I just don't enjoy smoking. I'd give them away one at a time, but I don't know if I know 25 people that would appreciate them.

    Can someone tell me if I got a very good deal or do you need more info? If I didn't get an incredibly fantastic deal, I'll incur the penalty. And how long will they last without fancy storage? Like I said, I'll give them away to appreciative people; I just don't know if I know that many people who smoke cigars. Offhand, I can think of 0, haha.
  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 1:43 PM

    Oh, I'd post pictures if anyone's interested and if someone could show me how to do so.
  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 1:44 PM

    Usually they are not the real deal in the islands, but you just may have lucked out. You would need to tell us the size or name of the cigars in question (unless I missed that somewhere) for us to tell you if you got a good deal or not. Look up the code to verify they are legit like grey noted above.
  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 1:48 PM

    I can think of about, oh...25 people off the top of my head that would appreciate a legit one ;)

    "Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition, or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty, as they understood it, these men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all -- and died." - Arlington National Cemetery
  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 2:01 PM

    oh yeah, authentic Habanos come out with strict pricing from the manufacturer if the deal is incredibly good they are most likely fakes.
  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 2:14 PM

    gsusser:
    Oh, I'd post pictures if anyone's interested and if someone could show me how to do so.
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  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 2:16 PM

    I checked the Habanos site and I think got a raw deal, bummer. The code is 000003 394086. I got a response on the site to recheck the number. The box has the Cuban stamp that you see on the Habana site but also has a sticker that reads HABANOS and underneath DENOMINACION DE ORIGEN PROTEGIDA. Protegida = protected. Also on the stamp there is D.O.P. - that generally stands for dominican pesos. I don't see anything about the size of the cigar.

    And yes, I'm from NJ which is arguably part of the US. So, I guess I won't find too many sympathetic G-Men.

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  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 2:24 PM

    pictures please. close ups of the cigar band. picture of bottom of the box.
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  • Re: Habanos Cohibas

     04-24-2013, 2:26 PM

    that code comes up as "Warning Non registered code for Habanos S.A."


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